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Senior Business Analyst/testing Analyst Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Experienced financial services professional wif diverse working knowledge of process flows for financial products.
  • Extensive project experience working directly wif senior management, front office, finance, compliance, risk management and operations professionals, as well as systems developers; collaborating to achieve day to day results while streamlining processes and actively promoting and implementing change.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst/Testing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Authored BRD’s for the Treasury/Cash Management (Funds Transfers, ACH, Bill Payments, Check writing), Equity and International Clearance, Data (Account Master - Security Master), Buy In, Physicals and Data Warehousing work streams.
  • Partner wif the client to identify project scope, key stakeholders, time-lines, reporting requirements, dash-board structure, escalation procedures, determine frequency and arrange steering committee meetings and status reporting. Establish, implement and chair the Change Management Committee.
  • Interface wif the clients’ operations staff to document the current state process, identifying specific details of the work flows. Determine future state processing flows (UML diagrams) and perform in-depth GAP Analysis.
  • Use case creation, testing to implementation and User Acceptance.
  • Create user requirement documents and specifications to remediate GAPS by leveraging technology solutions.
  • Plan detailed sequence of events for mock testing the conversion; test conversion methods, system connectivity and timing to ensure successful conversion process.

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided U.S. brokerage industry subject matter expertise during GAP Analysis sessions of a new brokerage processing system
  • Facilitated GAP Analysis sessions, tracked and monitored take away items from sessions
  • Provided U.S. brokerage industry subject matter expertise to provider of new brokerage processing system as it is currently only deployed internationally

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Self-clearing vendor platform comparison, assessment, Cost Benefit Analysis, including RFP scoring, Due Diligence session facilitation and Due Diligence scoring
  • Internal self-clearing platform comparison and assessment, including RFP scoring based on industry and external system expertise
  • Provided subject matter expertise during RFP and Due Diligence review sessions

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed 18 consulting associates located in 5 locations across the United States.
  • Responsible for analysis, final review and approval/denial of all cash and securities claims prior to submission to SIPC for settlement.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to Deloitte to develop the in house Claims Administrative System (CAS) to handle the processing of claims and the associated reported statistics.
  • Claims reviewed include Cash, Wires and Drafts, Domestic and International securities, Stocks, Dividends, Corporate and Municipal Bonds, Treasury bonds, Repos, Reverse Repos, Swaps, Alternative Investments, Auction Rate Securities, TBA trades, Options and Foreign Exchange.
  • Chair meetings wif SIPC and the Chief Liquidating Officer regarding the liquidation of assets.

Confidential

Operations Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed procedures and organize the new Fail Management group while working closely wif both the P&S and Clearance areas. Clean up aged Suspense and Stock Record discrepancies.
  • Reconcile aged Receivable/Payables related to CMO Re-factors.
  • Revamped processes, developed checks and balances and authored reports for management reporting.

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise between business and systems technology units to ensure the business expectations are effectively communicated and implemented.
  • Review and modify existing specifications to ensure completeness and proper trade flow.
  • Coordinate test plans wif technology and business units to ensure functionality is sufficient.

Confidential

Senior Business Analyst/Testing Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed system projects throughout the project life cycle from system process flows, GAP Analysis, requirement gathering, project goal coordination, use case creation, testing to implementation and User Acceptance.
  • Chair and document Focus Groups wifin the project. Report project status and milestones to senior management
  • Utilized IBM’s Rational Unified Process (RUP) software development platform -Clearquest (defect tracking system) and Requisite Pro (reports tracking).
  • Acted as a liaison between the Stakeholders, Front, Middle and Back Office. Set procedures to streamline the process and automate when possible assuring the system is SOX compliant. Focus business streams on prevention rather than detection and assure data integrity, using business requirements analysis methodologies to produce clear and concise documents.
  • Business Analyst for both the Fixed Income and Equity products authoring specifications (BRD’s and FRD’S) for Treasury (Funds Transfers and Cash Management), RTTM (Real-time Trade Matching), Trade Capture, Settlements, Tri-Parties, hard copy confirmations and more than 100 reports

Confidential

Director - Account Management

Responsibilities:

  • Developed and managed relationships of over 26 firms at a senior level. Served as the pipeline for communication, cultivated and solidified relationships and acted as the client's voice.
  • Re-engineered the ICI/ADP Steering Committee, constructing a partnership between ICI and the client base enhancing the communications process. Developed and managed sub-committees to handle new Industry Initiatives and system enhancements.
  • Implemented Report Cards revamped and streamlined the Survey process to be a productive tool to recognize strengths and weaknesses wifin the firm. Substantially improving the Account Management Survey score by more than 20% and the company overall rating by 19% wifin the first year.

Confidential

Head of Securities Processing - Operations Division-Vice President

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the confirmation, settlement and processing functions for the firm’s Equity and Fixed Income products. Markets covered include Latin America, Pan-Euro, High Yield, US and Canadian Treasuries.
  • Assisted wif Operations Division restructuring to streamline the process while creating segregation of duties and a series of checks and balances.
  • Worked closely wif Internal Audit to review and re-write the firm’s policies and procedures ensuring compliance wif FED and SEC guidelines.
  • Spearheaded systems conversion from Prism to EXIS for Fixed Income products and Disaster Recovery sites.
  • Staff of fifteen, three Managers, twelve administrators

Confidential

Associate Director

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Y2K Task Force responsible for systems testing and developing contingency plans for Y2K readiness
  • Revised group’s daily operating procedures to improve infrastructure and increase efficiency.
  • Assisted Financial Controllers in audits and capital charge reduction.
  • Member of global operations management team, which has weekly video conferences wif counterparts in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, for the purpose of synchronizing efforts and developing global network.

Confidential

Manager - Securities Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the clearance and balancing of fixed income instruments, including government securities, mortgage-backed, asset-backed, corporate bonds and physical securities wif volumes of 1,200 trades.
  • Daily functions included GSCC netting, funds transfers and resolving accounts payable and receivable items as well as authorization of compensation claims.
  • Collateralization of overnight loans and Tri-Party repos totaling over three billion daily.

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